The 149m long and 6m wide branch permits vehicles to travel 40 kilometers an hour from the bridge to the boulevard toward District 1.
The branch aims at easing traffic jam for surrounding streets and Tran Hung Dao-Nguyen Tri Phuong intersection and increasing the exploitation efficiency of Vo Van Kiet boulevard, Saigon River tunnel and Mai Chi Tho street.
Branch N1, which is 122 meter long and 6.5 meter wide, will be opened to traffic at the end of September for vehicles to travel from Vo Van Kiet boulevard to Nguyen Tri Phuong street in the direction from Binh Chanh district to District 8.
Branch N3 connecting with branch N1 will cross Tau Hu Canal to link up to Ba Dinh street. After being built, branch N3 will combine with existing Nguyen Tri Phuong bridge to create four lanes.
The project of building three branches of Nguyen Tri Phuong bridge has a total capital of VND149 billion (US$6.55 million) from the city budget.
On the same day, District 12 also opened to traffic four works in Thanh Loc and An Phu Dong wards comprising Lon (Large) bridge, Rach Tram bridge, Thanh Loc 41 street, Tho Du bridge and three box culverts with the total capital of VND52.3 billion ($2.3 million).